The Prayer Project Challenge #6 Sign Up: "Showing Love When Hate Seems Easier"

It's easy to be angry. It's easy to feel rage and frustration when we are constantly seeing injustices take place. It's easy to judge situations when we are viewing from a limited perspective. It's easy to be enraged. But with these emotions we feel, we have a choice.

We can choose to let hate and bitterness fill our hearts as a result of the injustice we constantly see, we can yell, riot, and create chaos because of the hurt we feel, or we can take a more difficult yet productive route. We can channel all of that negative and hurtful energy, release it to God, who is in control of everything, let Him take vengeance and simply do what He asks of us. Love. Looking beyond the faults of our enemies and loving in spite of.

"Stop being angry and don’t try to take revenge. I am the Lord, and I command you to love others as much as you love yourself." - Leviticus 19:18 CEV

There it is right there. If we say we trust God, we should listen to what He says no matter how difficult it may seem. No matter how much we don't understand, we still have a responsibility to be obedient. Our Heavenly Father is all knowing and all powerful. He made us. Don't you think He knows what is happening down here on earth? Don't you know that He has a plan in all of this? Of course it hurts and of course we, with our limited perspectives and finite minds, can't fully understand, but God has a plan. Trust that.

In the year of 2015, let us to go into the new year with clean, pure hearts free of hate and rage and allow God to fulfill His promise to us - "Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,“I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord." - Romans 12:19 NLT

Join me in praying for our police officers, sheriffs, fire marshals, prosecutorial officers and judicial officers. With the world questioning their authority and decision making let us do what God asks of us and love them by placing them in His hands and lifting them up in prayer.


Theme for January: Pray for a law enforcement officer.

How to Participate:

  • Choose a law enforcement officer (that you may or may not know personally) that God places on your heart to dedicate 30 days of prayer to. Do not inform the person you are praying for that you are doing this.
  • For 30 days, write one prayer a day as a journal entry. Keep them in a handwritten journal or type them and keep them in a folder on your computer.
  • At the end of the 30 days, if you choose, present the person you were praying for with the prayer journal as a gift. Let them know that God placed them on your heart to lift them up in prayer and that you decided to pray for them with no hidden agenda or intent to receive anything in return. Make sure you are doing this as a pure and genuine act of love.
(Note: Each challenge theme changes, if however you already have someone in mind that you would like to pray for that doesn't fit the theme, please go ahead and pray for that person.)

Challenge #6 of The Prayer Project 30 Day Written Prayer Challenge will begin January 1, 2015.

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